Cheap Trick and Squeeze to play co-headliner in Boston

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Power-pop titans Cheap Trick will soon resume touring in support of their new, self-released album The Latest. The band has scheduled a slate of co-headlining shows with classic English pop-rockers Squeeze, including a stop at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion on Wednesday, July 14. Tickets, which range in price from $28 to $50, go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation, Fans can also purchase a special four-pack of tickets for the discounted price of $28 each.

Cheap Trick continues to support last year’s The Latest, which won the title as the top selling 8-track in the world in 2009. The band’s sixteenth album, powered by single “When The Lights Are Out”, was produced by Julian Raymond. Also featured on the album is “Everyday You Make Me Crazy”, which was originally on paper for a Pepsi commercial. Though the album was recorded with drummer Bun E. Carlos, he will not be touring with the band this summer. In his place will be new touring drummer Daxx Nielsen, son of lead guitarist Rick Nielsen. Cheap Trick can also be seen on television later this year performing on the PBS series Austin City Limits and Soundstage and a special on HD Net (air dates to be announced).

Squeeze will take a break from working on material for their first studio album since 1998’s Domino to join Cheap Trick on tour this summer. Vocalist Glenn Tilbrook and guitarist Chris Difford plan on spending most of their non-touring time writing new songs in Italy. The band have re-released multiple albums since their 2007 reformation, along with Five Live: On Tour in America, a compilation of live recordings from the stateside tour.

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